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Legislative candidate fundraiser
Join John Elway and the Republican Leadership Thursday for a reception to raise money for the Senate Majority Fund

Thursday, August 16
4 – 6 p.m.
John Elway Chevrolet
5200 S. Broadway
Englewood 80113
RSVP or contact Michelle O’Connor with any questions
Register now for the CADA Annual Convention in Kaua’i!

Discover the fun on Kaua’i at the CADA Annual Convention

Join us — and discover the fun on Kaua’i — November 11 -14 for the CADA Annual Convention at the Grand Hyatt Kaua’i Resort and Spa!
Hawaii’s fourth-largest and oldest island, Kaua’i enjoys the nickname of Garden Isle, due to its dramatic coastline of jagged cliffs and sharp mountain spires, emerald valleys, tropical rainforests, forking rivers and cascading waterfalls.
All this splendor serves as the backdrop to the CADA Annual Convention, which begins with a welcome reception Sunday evening. Great educational sessions kick off Monday and Tuesday. And we’re thrilled to announce keynote speaker, Automotive News Vice President & Publisher Jason Stein!  
This year, we’ve added several tours to take advantage of during free time — ranging from surf lessons, zipline and tubing adventures to hikes, horseback rides, ATV waterfall adventures, helicopter tours, canyon excursions and a dinner sunset sail! Click here for more info.
You’ll find it all at the CADA Annual Convention at the Grand Hyatt Kaua’i Resort and Spa! Registration is now open, so register today!
Register today!
Make your hotel reservations here. Passkey: CADA18
Attend a Legislative Grassroots Meeting near you!

This election year is developing into one of the most crucial for the State of Colorado in recent memory, and dealer participation in the legislative process has never been more important. 
CADA is meeting with candidates in key districts in the upcoming weeks, so check out the list below and put the closest Legislative Grassroots Meeting (LGM) on your calendar now. If you can't make it, please send someone from your management team to ensure your dealership is represented.
 Dave Young (candidate for State Treasurer)
Wednesday, August 15
Racine’s (650 Sherman St, Denver 80203)

 Janice Rich (candidate for HD55
Wednesday, August 22
Racine’s (650 Sherman St, Denver 80203)
Questions? Comments? Contact Michelle O’Connor
Scholarship program update

The driving force behind the vehicle donation program is to provide scholarships to students who have a desire to work in the automotive technology field. This encompasses automotive technicians and body shop technicians. My goal as the Director of the Clear The Air Foundation is to award as many as 20 scholarships a year — valued up to $2,500 —  to deserving students.
I am looking for employees in your service department who are currently enrolled in a trade school auto tech program and who have exhibited a solid work ethic who may be interested in a scholarship. Who better to nominate someone than you? You know their work habits and how dedicated they are to the field. If you have someone like this on your staff, please reach out to me.
In addition, I’m interested in hearing from your Service Managers on how many techs they are looking for — and from which schools they like to hire.
Pikes Peak Community College Loaner Program
The Clear the Air Foundation has set up a vehicle loaner program with Pikes Peak Community College to help the tech school prepare for classes starting later this month. The entire inventory of vehicles that the students work on was destroyed in a hail storm earlier this spring. They are in desperate need of late model vehicles (2006 and later, and any standard-shift vehicle will work) in decent working order for the students to wrench on.

The Clear the Air Foundation lent two more vehicles this week for a total of five, but they need 20. We will consider vehicles anywhere in the state; for this particular program, we’re looking more in a 75-mile radius of Colorado Springs. If you have something that might work for Pikes Peak Community College, please reach out to me. Thank you in advance for any assistance that you can provide.
As always, thank you for your vehicle donations!
12 vehicles donated last week
Pueblo Dodge                             3
The Faricy Boys                          3
Suss Buick GMC                         2
McCaddon Cadillac Buick GMC  1
Ghent Motors                               1
Emich Volkswagen                       1
Grand Junction Chrysler              1
Total                                            12
Mark Zeigler
Clear the Air Foundation
Yes! I want to donate!
Regulatory & legal updates
Updates to State Forms DR 24 and DR 26

As you may have recently discovered, the DR 24 – State Sales Tax Receipt and DR 26 – State Sales Tax Receipt, Lease – were updated at the end of June. As with all forms, the state has created a phase-out period, so dealers can use up their older forms inventory. While the newer versions are now being accepted, we have e-mail confirmation from the state (available upon request) that the older versions will be accepted until December 31, 2018.

Orders for the newer versions of these forms have been placed, and they will be widely available from CADA well in advance the deadline.

If you are hearing contrary information from your county DMVs, please contact Matthew Groves, or freely provide my information to those counties.
Upcoming Events
Legislative Candidate Fundraiser
Thursday, August 16
Time: 4:00 – 6:00 PM MDT
Location: John Elway Chevrolet
5200 S. Broadway
Englewood, CO 80113
Click here to RSVP
Automotive News
Member News
Larry H. Miller Dealerships raises more than $400,000

Larry H. Miller Dealerships teamed up with vendors and business partners for a golf charity event that raised more than $400,000.
A total of 54 teams competed and raised money for a check toward Larry H. Miller Charities, the charitable arm of the Utah-based car dealership chain that focuses on programs that benefit women and children in health and education.
Since 1977, more than $700,000 has been donated to non-profit organizations around Colorado through Larry H. Miller charities. The Golf Classic itself has raised more than $1.5 million.
On the national front
Used car price index hits record high
The most-sizzling summer new-vehicle closeout deals
U.S.-Mexico NAFTA talks drag on as autos sticking points emerge
IIHS: Driver assist not ready for prime time
The long unraveling of Tesla’s master plan
Musk’s money mystery intrigues SEC
Elon Musk says Saudis back Tesla buyout
Tesla faces legal action over Musk tweet, Parker probe blasts off
Elon Musk says he expects Saudis to fund plan to take Tesla private
Tesla could win big even if Elon Musk’s new plan flops
Elon Musk says meetings with Saudis preceded tweet on taking Tesla private
Tesla shares turn lower as doubts grow about Musk’s going-private plan
Manufacturer News
New dealer Mark Wahlberg greets customers, meets staff
Forget Amazon, GM’s move should worry health insurers
Ride share’s unintended consequences
New York City goes after Uber and Lyft
New York approves first U.S. cap on Uber, app-based cab drivers
Cox takes a deeper dive into mobility
Jumpstart: Jeep, Ford, Acura drive summer traffic
Autonomous trucking
Autonomous driving could make or break the trucking industry
Self-driving truck startup Kodiak secures $40 million in Series A
Autonomous trucking
Sharp growth in autonomous car market value predicted but may be stalled by rise in consumer fear
Ford is far from first in driverless vehicles — and investors want in
Autonomous vehicles won’t only kill jobs. They will create them, too
Bonds & Forms
CADA has a fillable bond request form for new sales people! This new, fillable PDF form makes it easier, faster and more accurate for us to turn around your salesperson bond request. Because there’s no handwriting to decipher with this form, bond turnaround can be faster than ever. Just download the form, electronically fill it out and return to Khorrie Luther ( Questions? Call Khorrie: 303.457.5122.
Download the form
Contact Khorrie

For information about any of the Endorsed Provider’s products or services, contact
Polly Penna 
303.457.5119 office  |  303.945.6426  mobile

Federal EPA e-Manifest Program
Now in effect
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently made a significant change impacting those who generate hazardous waste. On June 30, 2018, the EPA launched its electronic manifest (e-Manifest) program as authorized under the Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest Establishment Act.
It’s intended to reduce the costs and burdens of tracking paper manifests from generators to transporters to treatment/disposal facilities. The goal — eventually — is a fully electronic way for your organization to track its hazardous waste shipments. 
Note: This is a transitional period for waste generators, and NO CHANGES are required right now.
  • To use e-Manifest you must have an active EPA ID number for your facility.
  • Hazardous waste generators have the option to register for e-Manifest. A mix of paper and electronic manifests can be used until 2021.
  • The e-Manifest system is linked to the Resource Conservation Recovery Act database (RCRAInfo) and you will be able to validate information entered on an electronic manifest against RCRAInfo.
  • User fees to pay for the cost of establishing, implementing, and operating e-Manifest are the responsibility of Treatment Storage or Disposal Facilities (TSDFs). The EPA won’t invoice generators directly, though we expect costs to increasingly be passed on to waste generators. For information on your waste handling fees, please contact your waste transporter and/or TSDF directly.
  • RCRAInfo has published an in-depth FAQ and guide on how to register and use the e-Manifest system. 
Paper Manifests
Generators should be aware that a new 5-page manifest replaced the previous 6-page manifest. The new manifest doesn’t include 2 copies for the TSDF to return to the destination/generator’s state. Instead, there is a single copy for the TSDF to submit to the EPA. Please consult with your waste transporter and/or TSDF for state-specific manifest requirements.

In addition, even though you can now register for e-Manifest, many waste vendors are not yet fully prepared for digital manifests and will continue to use the paper method. Over the next 3 years, we expect waste transporters and generators will be increasingly motivated to use e-Manifest.
User fees to pay for the cost of establishing, implementing, and operating e-Manifest are the responsibility of TSDFs. Even for those who don’t adopt e-Manifest, the EPA will assess additional fees to TSDFs. The EPA will not invoice generators directly. However, the waste haulers and TSDFs may pass these new fees onto generators. Since the fees for using e-Manifest are lower than using a paper manifest, there are incentives to register and begin using the electronic process. For information on your waste handling fees, please contact your waste transporter and/or TSDF directly.

The fees established by the EPA are as follows: 
  • Paper manifest submitted — $20.00 per manifest
  • PDF image of the manifest submitted — $13.00 per manifest
  • Date file and PDF submitted together — $7.00 per manifest
  • Manifest created in e-Manifest or electronic manifest numbers obtained from EPA system for hybrid manifest usage — $4.00 per manifest
Facilities and Very Small Quantity Generators (VSQGs) Without an EPA ID Number
Many VSQGs weren’t previously required to have an EPA ID number. Depending on your state, you obtain an EPA ID number by submitting the federal form (8700-12) or by submitting your state-specific form. View your state requirements and acceptable forms to obtain an EPA ID. 

Registering for e-Manifest:
  • To create an e-Manifest user ID, go to  
  • You will need to select 2 users from your facility or group, create user IDs, and add your existing, site-specific EPA ID numbers. Select users familiar with and ultimately responsible to sign-off on your waste hauling. The e-Manifest system is designed to work on any computer or handheld device. 
  • Under RCRAInfo site management permissions, you can add and update multiple existing site EPA Site ID numbers if you manage multiple locations.  
  • Additional information is available at and a FAQ and user guide is located at:
Need help? Please contact your KPA consultant to assist you.

Facilities With an Active EPA ID Number
After you register and create your username and password through RCRAInfo, you can register your site to e-Manifest. Many states have already imported their state-issued EPA ID numbers into the federal system. Other states are still working it. For state-specific information, please see the EPA’s state contacts page

Next Steps
For the immediate future, continue to match and retain your paper manifests as usual and begin inquiring about e-Manifest with your hazardous waste hauler. In addition, continue to follow any state-specific requirements regarding manifests as well as pay for any federal, state, or local fees for having an EPA ID number.

Any new or existing paper manifest must still be retained for 3 years, and generators must continue to follow federal and state-specific waste regulations. Additional enhancements are planned for e-Manifest in the future, including emailed notifications on when manifests have been approved and are ready for signatures.

Your KPA Consultant can provide you with guidance on applying for EPA ID numbers and e-Manifest registration. If you have questions, please contact your KPA Consultant directly.
Certified Occupational Safety Specialist (COSS) September 10-14, 2018

Certified Occupational Safety Specialist (COSS) is a unique, curriculum-based program that builds a solid foundation in both general industry and construction knowledge for the beginning safety practitioner, as well as the experienced safety professional. 

The course consists of 40 hours of hands-on, instructor-led learning and is designed to equip workers with the core competencies they need to succeed in occupational safety and health.  Case studies and workshops are used extensively to bring learning objectives into focus. Student presentations, daily quizzes, practical reviews and a comprehensive final exam allow students to demonstrate their competencies in the class. 

By learning how to promote safety on a job site, COSS graduates will have the knowledge necessary to help lower fatalities, near misses and OSHA citations.  Key to the program is the COSS Model, which focuses on four steps to providing a workplace free of recognized hazards. It enables newly appointed safety and health representatives to reach a higher level of understanding. Many experienced safety and health professionals who have completed the COSS class have used the COSS Model to successfully manage their safety processes.

COSS graduates will be able to:
• Determine the true cost of accidents
• Calculate total recordable incident rates
• Search company and public records to assess where the likelihood of an accident may lie
• Master the use of the Code of Federal Regulations (construction and general industry)
• Identify hazards, determine regulatory requirements, implement corrective actions and train personnel in required changes 
• Complete risk analyses for key jobs and processes
• Develop and implement a safety audit and inspection program
• Communicate corporate safety initiatives and goals
• Develop and maintain company safety plans and manuals

Course Fee
Member: $1799     Alliance Member: $1799     Non-member: $2095
Register Now!
Register now for the Rocky Mountain Safety Conference!

Don't Miss the Early Bird Deadline!

Early bird registration closes September 9 for the 2018 Rocky Mountain Safety Conference at the Antlers Hotel in Colorado Springs on September 25 & 26.

Don't Delay - Register Today!

 For more information on pricing, breakout sessions and registration visit our Conference Program & Registration Page.


Important Information:
1) Group discounts available - When registering three (3) or more employees at the same time call Rachel Massman for discounted pricing at (303) 373-1937. Discounts are available for both members and non-members.

2) Members must log-in on the website to get the Member Rates for the conference. Forgot your Username and Password? Not sure if you have one?  Call CSA for assistance (303) 373-1937.

Certificate for Occupational Safety Managers (COSM) October 29-November 2, 2018

The Certificate for Occupational Safety ManagersTM (COSM) program is an advanced, executive-level safety program consisting of 40 hours of specialized training. For participants who are currently an executive-level safety manager, this program will assist in identifying competencies that need to be strengthened.

In order to receive the final COSM certificate, participants must have a minimum of two years of safety, health and environmental work experience; complete 40 hours of training; and turn in all completed assignments. A workbook is provided to each student along with a Web address, which is needed to access the electronic post-session assignments, support documents and useful tools.

Program Topics
  • Essentials of Safety Management - Explores the scope and function of the safety position according to established health and safety benchmarks. Students assess personal competencies within the categories of foundation, core, technical and executive abilities. It also addresses leadership versus management roles.
  • Strategic Planning & Evaluating for Safety Success - Teaches the importance of benchmarking your company Safety Management System (SMS) against quality safety systems such as Total Quality Management (TQM), ANSI Z10 and OHSAS 18001.
  • Managing Risk & Safety Finances - Explores accident causation theories, shows how to measure and manage the hazards that create risk, how to budget to eliminate them and provides templates to accomplish the task.
  • Injury Management, Incentives & Discipline - Explains how the concept of injury management has greatly expanded into what is now described as an Integrated Disability Management System (IDMS). It stresses the use of lagging indicators to drive effective incentive and recognition programs.
  • Communicating the Safety Message - Focuses on communicating within all levels of the organization and explores the critical steps to planning effective safety communications. Students develop and deliver a one-minute elevator pitch after learning key concepts for presenting to high-level executives.
Course Fee
Member: $1999 Alliance Member: $1999 Non-member: $2399
Register Now!


Breakfast Club: Breakfast with OSHA (Members Only) Celebrate Safe & Sound Week with us!
August 15 (8:30 am to 9:30 am)

Join us for this informative session and a bite to eat! This free Members Only event provides an opportunity to get answers from OSHA on your questions. In addition to your questions, topics of the moment will be discussed. RSVP by August 13th.
Members Only: Free

CEAS I: Ergonomics Assessment Certification Workshop
August 16 - 17 (8:00 am to 5:00 pm)

CSA has teamed up with The Back School of Atlanta to bring you this two-day certification workshop! This training will teach you how to perform an OSHA-compliant ergonomics analysis applicable in the industrial, healthcare, and office workplace. You will learn to identify potential hazards that contribute to the development of musculoskeletal disorders. Using best practices, this method instructs implementation of cost-effective, high-impact solutions for prevention of workplace injury. By developing effective tools to market your ergonomics services, you can become a strategic partner with current and prospective internal and external customers in delivering practical solutions for risk reduction and increased employee productivity.  At the completion of this workshop, you will have earned your designation as a Certified Ergonomics Assessment Specialist (CEAS) and receive 1.5 CEUs (in most states).
All Participants: $585 (Call CSA to Register)

 Fire Extinguisher Training (includes Hands-On Practice)
August 22 (8:00 am to 10:00 am)

It’s a fact that trained individuals are 250 percent more effective in extinguishing fires. Discussion includes sources of fire, classes of fire, extinguisher types and identification, and assessing a fire situation. Each student will receive hands-on practice using our BullEx BullsEye digital fire and laser extinguisher!
Member: $55    Alliance Member: $55    Non-member: $75
This session is approved for the Pinnacol Safety Group 

Safety Committee Workshop
August 23 (8:00 am to 10:30 am)

A workplace safety committee can encourage employees to participate in implementing and monitoring the company’s safety program. A properly functioning safety committee can set up a structured method for employers to gather and evaluate employee feedback on ways to improve, or change existing policies and engage in the successful implementation of new policies. Often times, a safety committee is formed and after a short while, the enthusiasm of being on the committee dwindles, and instead of being a force for positive safety improvement, the committee does not provide the change hoped for. This workshop will review considerations for setting up a committee, guidelines for how the committee should function, and how to get results. Participants will receive handout material they can use to help establish or reinvigorate their safety committee.
What we will cover
• Selecting members of the safety committee
• Determining the roles, responsibilities and limitations of the safety committee

• Setting safety committee goals and annual reviews of the committee
• Conducting safety committee meetings and tracking items
• Specific activities
      o Workplace inspections or review of inspection reports
      o Accident investigations and / or review
      o Safety policy or safety rule review
• Management involvement

Member: $60     Alliance Member: $60      Non-member: $75
This course is approved for the Pinnacol Safety Group

Defensive Driving 6-Hour (Saturday)
August 25 (8:00 am to 3:00 pm)

This course is highly interactive with the goal of providing drivers with practical knowledge and techniques to avoid collisions and violations.  With a defensive driving self-assessment risk survey and vital content on distracted driving and other leading safety issues, this course helps drivers choose safe, responsible and lawful driving behaviors.
All Participants: $65
This course is approved for the Pinnacol Safety Group

Job Safety Analysis
August 28 (8:00 am to 12:00 pm)

Job Safety Analysis (JSA) is a proven process used to identify, analyze and control operating hazards. This half-day seminar will walk you through the process of a JSA. Topics include: the relationship between the worker, the task, the tools and the work environment; key elements of a JSA, hazard identification, appropriate solutions and hazard controls. A JSA form will be reviewed.
Member: $105    Alliance Member: $105    Non-member: $135
This course is approved for the Pinnacol Safety Group

 Personal Protective Equipment
August 30 (8:00 am to 10:30 am)

Hazards exist in every workplace: sharp edges, falling objects, flying sparks, chemicals, noise and other potentially dangerous situations. As an employer you are required to protect employees from workplace hazards that can cause injury.  Controlling a hazard at its source by the use of work practice controls is the best way to protect employees. When work practices and administrative controls are not feasible or do not provide sufficient protection, employers must provide personal protective equipment (PPE) to their employees and ensure correct use. PPE is worn to minimize exposure to a variety of hazards. Examples of PPE include such items as gloves, foot and eye protection, protective hearing devices (earplugs, muffs) hard hats, respirators and full body suits. This seminar will help both employers and employees do the following:
• Understand the types of PPE
• Know the basics of conducting a "hazard assessment" of the workplace
• Select appropriate PPE for a variety of circumstances
• Understand what kind of training is needed in the proper use and care of PPE
• Plus more including handout items that will help you comply with the OSHA standards and good work practices

Member: $60    Alliance Member: $60     Non-member: $75
This course is approved for the Pinnacol Safety Group
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